(July 14, 2008) Debt Relief, 3rd Report 1997-1998, London: House of Commons The British House of Commons International Development Committee recognizes the concept of odious debt.
(November 11, 2004) Legislation contesting the legitimacy of Argentine foreign debt contracted during seven years of military rule will be debated next week by the National Congress of Argentina.
(April 10, 2004) Human-rights activists take to U.S. courts to call to account some of the worst foreign abusers. That may sound good in theory, but the high court will have to consider whether it’s right to let lawyers conduct foreign policy by lawsuit.
(April 10, 2004) The full judgment pertaining to the Lesotho Court of Appeals decision to uphold the conviction of Lahmeyer International on several counts of bribery connected to the Lesotho Highlands Water Project.
(March 22, 2004) The Crown has noted a cross-appeal in respect of four of the counts on which Lahmeyer was acquitted. It also seeks to appeal against what it claims to be the leniency of the sentences imposed.
(February 26, 2004) “Certainly in the eyes of the international community Lahmeyer looks far less blameworthy than does Acres, when in truth it is at least, if not more blameworthy.”
(August 15, 2003) The Lesotho Court of Appeal judgment in full, confirming the conviction of Acres International Limited on Count 1 and setting aside the conviction on Count 2.
(April 14, 2003) The Lesotho Court of Appeal judgment in full, confirming the conviction of Mr. Sole, the former head of the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority.
(September 13, 2002) Acres International Ltd. was found guilty of the crime of bribery over the period June 1991 to January 1998, when Acres paid/transferred funds into a Swiss Bank Account held by Zalisiwonga Mini Bam.
(June 22, 2002) This document was submitted by Acres International during the closing arguments heard June 22 – June 25/2005.
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(May 20, 2002) The full court judgment against Mr. Sole, head of Lesotho Highlands Water Project, convicted of accepting bribes from Acres and 11 other engineering companies and sentenced to 18 years in prison.
(August 21, 2001) The World Bank later announced there was "insufficient evidence" to debar Acres from future World Bank contracts, but warned Acres this was an interim decision it would revisit.
(April 21, 2001) A recent Argentinian court decision on foreign debt sends a clear message to the citizens of highly indebted countries that international creditors were responsible for ensuring foreign loans were not used for the interests and needs of the state.